Travel guide over Rome sights

The Coliseum.
The amphitheater of Flavius was built in the first century AD. The amphitheater was built right on the site of the artificial sea made by order of Nero. The building of the Coliseum was an attempt to erase bad memories about Nero and to return love of ordinary people. The Coliseum was the largest amphitheater of its type in the Roman Empire. The building of the Coliseum was finished in 80 AD. In order to celebrate the grand opening, Emperor Titus ordered to organize games in its arena. The games lasted 100 days and included battles of gladiators, battles of cranes and elephants. Approximately 9,000 animals were killed during these fights. Later, the amphitheater was expanded. One more row of seats was added, as well as some new passages and rooms under the arena. Nowadays, the amphitheater of Flavius is known as the Coliseum. Most probably, the structure received this name because of the 40-meter sculpture (or "Colossus") of Nero that stood nearby, and not because of the size of the construction as many think. … Further

Cuisine and best restaurants in Rome

The hall of the restaurant named Gusto is divided into two parts. In one of them is located a cozy restaurant devoted to European cuisine, and the second one is a cozy pizzeria. In warm months of year a part of the restaurant’s tables are served on a terrace. Here visitors can admire the main attraction of this place - the mausoleum of Emperor Augustus. Glass Hostaria, which was opened in 2004, is one of the most unusual architectural and gastronomic projects of the city. The restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and features a truly unusual design in modern style. … Further

Guide on cultural sights

Square of Spain is an excellent place for walking. You can hear many interesting superstitions and legends connected with this attraction. Locals believe that if you visit the square in the evening, you get a chance to meet a ghost of Lorenza Felichini – a beloved person of the famous magician Cagliostro. However, the opportunity to see a ghost along the way does not stop numerous tourists who love to relax on the square and enjoy the silent atmosphere of evenings. In addition to the earth-based attractions, there are also some underground sites in Rome. We should definitely mention St. Callista catacombs among other sights. A complex maze of caves, which has been keeping the most valuable historical artifacts for centuries, is visited annually by thousands of travelers. You can see various ancient sculptures and paintings in the caves. The majority of drawings were made more than five centuries ago. … Further

Attractions and nightlife of Rome

Hot Alien Disco is a popular disco that is decorated in oriental style. The club attracts fans of all kinds of music. Here are conducted vintage parties, rock concerts, and performances of popular DJs. An evening spent at Alien will definitely not disappoint any music lover. Club Piper is one of the oldest and most beloved places by both locals and visitors of this magnificent city. The nightclub, which was opened in 1965, offers to its guests simply best conditions for rest. Here you will find excellent sound quality, well-chosen music programs, a beautiful bar with largest selection of drinks and unforgettable colorful parties. Finally, fans of dancing simply cannot ignore Radio Londra club, the interior design of which is reminiscent of a real military bunker. In addition an excellent dance floor guests will appreciate widest selection of drinks at the bar. … Further

Traditions and mentality of locals

Day of the foundation of Rome is the most interesting national holiday. It is celebrated annually on April 21. Sometimes the celebration lasts for several days and during the holiday here are organized various interesting cultural events and ceremonies. By the way, every year the goddess of Rome is chosen during the festival. This is the winner of a beauty contest. Vestals play one of the main roles during the holiday. Vestals are girls who are the messengers of the Roman goddess Vesta. They carefully monitor compliance with all ancient rites. During the festival they must keep an eye on the sacred fire, which, according to an ancient legend, is the incarnation of goddess Vesta. During the celebration travelers can watch interesting theatrical performances, which are devoted to important historical events. All main events take place near the temple of Hercules. … Further
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